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Sweden:National Reforms related to Transversal Skills and Employability

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Contents

Sweden:Political, Social and Economic Background and Trends

Sweden:Historical Development

Sweden:Main Executive and Legislative Bodies

Sweden:Population: Demographic Situation, Languages and Religions

Sweden:Political and Economic Situation

Sweden:Organisation and Governance

Sweden:Fundamental Principles and National Policies

Sweden:Lifelong Learning Strategy

Sweden:Organisation of the Education System and of its Structure

Sweden:Organisation of Private Education

Sweden:National Qualifications Framework

Sweden:Administration and Governance at Central and/or Regional Level

Sweden:Administration and Governance at Local and/or Institutional Level

Sweden:Statistics on Organisation and Governance

Sweden:Funding in Education

Sweden:Early Childhood and School Education Funding

Sweden:Higher Education Funding

Sweden:Adult Education and Training Funding

Sweden:Early Childhood Education and Care

Sweden:Organisation of Programmes for Pre-Primary Education

Sweden:Teaching and Learning in Programmes for Pre-Primary Education

Sweden:Assessment in Programmes for Pre-Primary Education

Sweden:Organisation of the Pre-Primary Class

Sweden:Teaching and Learning in the Pre-Primary Class

Sweden:Assessment in the Pre-Primary Class

Sweden:Organisational Variations and Alternative Structures in Early Childhood Education and Care

Sweden:Single Structure Education (Integrated Primary and Lower Secondary Education)

Sweden:Organisation of Single Structure Education

Sweden:Teaching and Learning in Single Structure Education

Sweden:Assessment in Single Structure Education

Sweden:Organisational Variations and Alternative Structures in Single Structure Education

Sweden:Upper Secondary and Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

Sweden:Organisation of Upper General and Vocational Secondary Education

Sweden:Teaching and Learning in Upper General and Vocational Secondary Education

Sweden:Assessment in Upper General and Vocational Secondary Education

Sweden:Organisation of Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

Sweden:Teaching and Learning in Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

Sweden:Assessment in Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

Sweden:Higher Education

Sweden:Types of Higher Education Institutions

Sweden:First Cycle Programmes

Sweden:Bachelor

Sweden:Short-Cycle Higher Education

Sweden:Second Cycle Programmes

Sweden:Programmes outside the Bachelor and Master Structure

Sweden:Third Cycle (PhD) Programmes

Sweden:Adult Education and Training

Sweden:Distribution of Responsibilities

Sweden:Developments and Current Policy Priorities

Sweden:Main Providers

Sweden:Main Types of Provision

Sweden:Validation of Non-formal and Informal Learning

Sweden:Teachers and Education Staff

Sweden:Initial Education for Teachers Working in Early Childhood and School Education

Sweden:Conditions of Service for Teachers Working in Early Childhood and School Education

Sweden:Continuing Professional Development for Teachers Working in Early Childhood and School Education

Sweden:Initial Education for Academic Staff in Higher Education

Sweden:Conditions of Service for Academic Staff Working in Higher Education

Sweden:Continuing Professional Development for Academic Staff Working in Higher Education

Sweden:Initial Education for Teachers and Trainers Working in Adult Education and Training

Sweden:Conditions of Service for Teachers and Trainers Working in Adult Education and Training

Sweden:Continuing Professional Development for Teachers and Trainers Working in Adult Education and Training

Sweden:Management and Other Education Staff

Sweden:Management Staff for Early Childhood and School Education

Sweden:Staff Involved in Monitoring Educational Quality for Early Childhood and School Education

Sweden:Education Staff Responsible for Guidance in Early Childhood and School Education

Sweden:Other Education Staff or Staff Working with Schools

Sweden:Management Staff for Higher Education

Sweden:Other Education Staff or Staff Working in Higher Education

Sweden:Management Staff Working in Adult Education and Training

Sweden:Other Education Staff or Staff Working in Adult Education and Training

Sweden:Quality Assurance

Sweden:Quality Assurance in Early Childhood and School Education

Sweden:Quality Assurance in Higher Education

Sweden:Quality Assurance in Adult Education and Training

Sweden:Educational Support and Guidance

Sweden:Special Education Needs Provision within Mainstream Education

Sweden:Separate Special Education Needs Provision in Early Childhood and School Education

Sweden:Support Measures for Learners in Early Childhood and School Education

Sweden:Guidance and Counselling in Early Childhood and School Education

Sweden:Support Measures for Learners in Higher Education

Sweden:Guidance and Counselling in Higher Education

Sweden:Support Measures for Learners in Adult Education and Training

Sweden:Guidance and Counselling in a Lifelong Learning Approach

Sweden:Mobility and Internationalisation

Sweden:Mobility in Early Childhood and School Education

Sweden:Mobility in Higher Education

Sweden:Mobility in Adult Education and Training

Sweden:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Early Childhood and School Education

Sweden:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Higher Education

Sweden:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Adult Education and Training

Sweden:Bilateral Agreements and Worldwide Cooperation

Sweden:Ongoing Reforms and Policy Developments

Sweden:National Reforms in Early Childhood Education and Care

Sweden:National Reforms in School Education

Sweden:National Reforms in Vocational Education and Training and Adult Learning

Sweden:National Reforms in Higher Education

Sweden:National Reforms related to Transversal Skills and Employability

Sweden:European Perspective

Sweden:Legislation

Sweden:Institutions

Sweden:Glossary

2017

Increasing employement of foreign-born women

The Public Employment Agency (Arbetsförmedlingen) is commissioned to present an action plan on how to increase the proportion of foreign-born women who work or study. The aim is to reduce overall unemployment and increase employment for this target group. The service shall pay special attention to women with little or no educational background and with limited experience of paid work in Sweden.

Coordinator will support young persons not in education, employment, or training

The Swedish government has appointed a coordinator who will synchorinise support for young persons not in education, employment or training. The aim is to coordinate the support from public authorities, municipalities, county councils and other organisations at national, regional and local level.

2016

Targeted student aid to encourage studies among unemployed

The government has proposed a targeted student aid to encourage studies among unemployed, 25 years or older, on compulsory and upper secondary level. The student aid is proposed to be SEK 9 100 a mounth with a possibility for students with children to get additional support. An estimated number of 15 000 - 20 000 people will be able to apply for the targeted student aid. The reform is proposed to be implemented as of 1 July 2017.

Increased funding for early efforts to facilitate establishment within the Swedish society

The government has proposed increased funding for initiatives with the aim to increase employability among newly arrived as well as to facilitate their establishment within the Swedish society. The reform concernes initiatives regarding for example Swedish tuition and Swedish society tuition. SEK 135 million in 2017, SEK 110 million in 2018, SEK 100 million in 2019 and SEK 30 million in 2020 will be allocated for primarily civil society initiatives, funding that will be administrated by the county administrations (länsstyrelserna). Additionally SEK 135 million in 2017, SEK 120 million in 2018, SEK 106 million in 2019 and SEK 41 million in 2020 will be allocated for the initiative Swedish from day one (Svenska från dag ett), a liberal adult education (folkbildning) initiative. 

2 600 new places within adult apprenticeship education

For 2017, funds are allocated for 2 600 new places within adult apprenticeship education with the aim to facilitate establishment on the labour market. Part of the funds are allocated for students within Swedish tuition for immigrants (Svenska för invandrare, SFI) and Swedish as a second language (Svenska som andraspråk). SEK 243 million are allocated for new places and SEK 136 million for student aid (studiemedel).

Fast track training schemes for newly arrived

The goal of the fast track training schemes is to offer work for newly arrived in sectors with labour shortages. In 2016 several new professions have been included in the system. Five Swedish universities are for example offering a new course for newly arrived teachers and preschool teachers from the autumn 2016. The Swedish government has also given a selection of universities the task to start planning courses for newly arrived doctors, pharmacists and dentists. In June 2016, the government decided to give the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth (Tillväxtverket) the task to introduce a fast track training scheme for entrepreneurs. 

Investments in competency mapping and validation of foreign education 

For 2016, SEK 22 million are allocated for assesment and validation of foreign education and SEK 90 million are allocated for competency mapping of newly arrived. SEK 90 million in 2017 and SEK 55 million per year from 2018 will be allocated for competency mapping.

2015

Increased responsibility for municipalities to monitor young persons under 20 who are not in education

As regards the Youth Guarantee for persons not in employment, education or training, the strengthening of municipalities' responsibility to monitor young persons under 20 who are not in education is an important change in handling youth at risk of exclusion. Since 2015, municipalities are not only required to provide appropriate individual measures but also to keep record of the interventions. The main focus is on return to education rather than labour market activation. A functioning partnership between the public employment service and various services and actors at the local level is important for the strengthened municipal responsibility to have effect. For more information see Sweden's 2015 Country Report

Broader paths from school to work

New initiatives provide broader paths from school to work through vocational education and apprenticeships. The legal framework to monitor transition, in place since 2010, will be further strengthened by a systematic tracking of graduates in vocational education and training. An “apprenticeship reform”, included in the 2014 Spring Budget Bill, is being implemented. Furthermore, a new regulation entered into force on 1 July 2014, which made salaries for secondary school apprentices possible. A governmental inquiry is currently investigating the conditions for testing so called "industry apprenticeships" with greater influence of employers on programme content. In line with the Youth Guarantee, Sweden has worked on facilitating the transition from school to work, including widening the use of work-based learning and apprenticeships. For more information see Sweden's 2015 Country Report

The government proposes "Education policy for a good start in Sweden"

The government has presented the aspects related to education of a proposed policy package to improve integration. The education policy part “Education for a good start in Sweden” includes: identifying immigrants’ skills, personalised Swedish for Immigrants training and educational guidance in the mother tongue.